Saturday, November 25, 2006

And the holiday season is off with a bang!

 Boy, things have been busy around here!  On Thursday we went to have dinner with our friends Iris and Shawn and their boys.  We had a really nice time.  Here's a couple shots from dinner.
Then on Friday we went to cut our Christmas tree and bring it home.  It was pretty cold and windy but we still got it done!!  We love cutting our own tree, this is the second year we've done it and it's so much fun.  Last year our tree didn't lose but about 5 needles because it was so fresh.  It didn't even drink the water I gave it!!!  I hope this tree is just as good.
Here's Gracie at the tree farm.
Our tree in the ground, and......
our tree at home, getting a welcome hug from Gracie!  She loves this tree, it is so cute.  She's been talking to it and acting like it's our new pet.  I don't know how we are going to manage to get rid of it once Christmas is over!
Well, we decided the excitement of a Christmas tree just wasn't enough for one day, so after the kids had their afternoon naps we bundled up to head downtown for the annual lighting of the Denver City and County building.  We took the light rail train and it was Ian's first ride ever!  He really liked it. 
Here we are downtown.  We barely made it to the lighting ceremony on time.  Like we literally crossed the street, got the building in view, and they were counting down from 10 to light it.  It was perfect!  We didn't have to stand around and wait or anything!  And luckily the wind had really died down so it was actually pretty nice out!
Ian all bundled up for our trip!
Here's part of the building.  The view of the entire thing from back a ways is really very beautiful.  Unfortunately the picture of that is all blury!
Me and the kiddos.
So, that's what we've been up to the last couple days.  Today we will be inside decorating for Christmas.  We also picked up a new light fixture for our kitchen at Goodwill last week and James is gonna hook that up.  And that's about it.  We will just be hanging out the rest of the weekend.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a great weekend!


Pamela said...

Oh what fun that must have been to cut down your own tree! I remember doing that as a kid but Christmas pines just don't grow in Florida. We will probably have to wait at least one more week.

Great timing on arriving just in the nick of time for the annual lighting of the Denver City and County building. It really is pretty. Love all the pictures! What a great day you all had!

Jeni said...

Looks like fun!

Sue said...

We used to love our outings to the tree farm to cut our Christmas tree. But in our part of California (near the Napa Valley) every tree farm has turned into a vineyard...
Great pictures and you're making wonderful holiday memories for your children!

samantha said...

Looks like so much fun---Ian is too cute bundled up in his snow suit--I remember those days!! Now we just throw on the kids shorts and sandals and are ready to go!! I do miss picking out a Christmas tree--they are so expensive here--they have to get them shipped in--so, we bought ours at Home Depot before we moved--it's nice, but nothing beats a real tree!! Glad you guys had fun!!

Anonymous said...

Gracie is so cute with her new tree!

I can't wait for our first Christmas with a child of our own. I have ZERO interest in presents for myself for once.

Chris said...

That is too cute! Maybe by the end of Christmas, you can convince her to give the tree up. I love Ian all bundled up. They are just so cute.

I think this Christmas will be fun, third times a charm.